Marquis de Mores and his wife Medora arrived in the Dakota territory in 1883. They built their 26 room hunting cabin on a hill then established the town of Medora. Naming the town after his wife who was a New York socialite.
The Chateau de Mores as it is called is well worth the time to visit. If you don’t mind a short hike down a hill after you see the home then visit the carriage house and pet the stage coach horses if they aren’t working. Yes you can ride in a real coach. Military can tour the home for free! Regular admission is $10.
In the town of Medora you can see the remnants of the meat packing plant that the Marquis built to ship finished beef to the Eastern markets. The business only lasted about three years and soon after it burnt down. What’s left to see is the tower or smoke stack.
Medora is a very small town but packed with places to visit. Like the ND Cowboy Hall of Fame, several quaint shops, saloons and restaurants.
It is also the entrance to the south unit of the Teddy Roosevelt National Park. Regular entrance fees of $25.00 apply there unless you have one of the many passes like our Access pass, which gives us free entrance to all national parks.
Have you visited North Dakota yet?